What's on inManchester

Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Manchester

22
MAY
Help For Heroes Charity Night Irish Music Band
Whitefield Conservative Club

Full Irish music set with 4 piece band and disco in aid of Help for Heroes. Starting the evening with traditional Irish songs and then moving on to more recent Irish band covers such as The Undertones and Mumford and Sons. Well…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01617 662030
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22
MAY
The Griswolds: Dot To Dot Festival
Various

Brace yourself or some Infectious hooks and catchy choruses as Australian four piece indie pop band The Griswolds bring a little sunshine to our shores this Spring. These four boys have all the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend combined with the cool…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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22
MAY
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Opera House Manchester

Acclaimed director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots Legally Blonde Hairspray brings the new multi‐million pound production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical to the Savoy Theatre. Starring three time Olivier and Tony Award winner…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
MAY
John Barrowman
Bridgewater Hall

Best known his his roles as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood John Barrowman has achieved household name status in the UK with his numerous TV film and theatre performances over the last…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
MAY
Take That
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Take That is without a doubt the biggest come‐back of any boy band in the world. Were particularly excited to see Robbie back in the band for their Progress tour in 2011. Tickets…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
MAY
Walk the moon
Manchester Gorilla

Walk the moon at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Friday 22 May 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
Ashley Hall Traction Engine Rally
Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall is an exciting new venue which has already hosted a one day event that attracted over 7.500 people.The venue at Ashley near Altrincham has excellent road access from the M56 Junction 6 or 8 and M6 motorways.Performing in the Main…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01751 200839
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23
MAY
Lady of Purpose Conference 2015
46 Bridgeman Place

THEME: SEASON OF PROMOTION In its fifth year now Lady of Purpose Conference has imparted many hundreds of ladies over the years. With families restored health restored burdens lifted and many ladies lives changed and transformed ladies have had their once bleak…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01204 384198
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23
MAY
Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest) - Manchester
Sound Control

Phife Dawg:A Tribe Called QuestSupport from Mr Thing Spin Doctor Wiggie Smalls and Oscar Wildstyle.No ID No Entry Performing both classic A Tribe Called Quest and solo material the 5 Foot Assasin Phife Dawg will be hitting the Manchester stage for…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02078 339544
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23
MAY
Django Django
Manchester Cathedral

Named after jazz legend Django Reinhart you will have a harder time putting Django Django into any type of music category. A psychedelic British quartet formed in 2009 consisting of David Maclean Vincent Neff Jimmy…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
James Arthur
The Ritz

After winning X Factor 2012 James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated Impossible' and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
Ride
Albert Hall

Ride at Albert Hall in Manchester on Saturday 23 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Ride live in the knowledge that youve…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Manchester to Liverpool bike ride
Salford Watersports Centre

This great ride is now in its tenth year continuing to raise much‐needed funds for the NSPCC. Two cycle‐tastic routes offer something for every rider ‐ a 40 mile mostly traffic‐free route alongside the Manchester Ship Canal and a fantastic 55 mile…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

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24
MAY
Mixed Presents: Tom Staar
Liquid & Envy, Oldham

Mixed presents Tom Staar live in Liquid.Tom Staar will be flying in from Ibiza to take over the Liquid decks for one night only.As the EDM world cracks under the weight of thousands of generic play‐it‐safe productions the new guard of big…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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24
MAY
Mum2mum Market North West
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

Baby kids & MaternityNEARLY NEW SALESELL: Sell your kids outgrown stuff and keep 100 of the proceeds. Its hassle free fun and profitableBUY: Buy top quality preloved baby and childrens goods at our pop‐up indoor market.We bring lots of sellers together under…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 906594
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24
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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24
MAY
Brandon Flowers
Manchester Club Academy

Brandon Flowers at Manchester Club Academy in Manchester on Sunday 24 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Brandon Flowers tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
City vs Southampton FC
Etihad Stadium

City vs Southampton FC at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday 24 May 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Sports

24
MAY
JP Cooper
Manchester Academy 2

JP Cooper at Manchester Academy 2 in Manchester on Sunday 24 May 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Nils Frahm
Albert Hall

Nils Frahm at Albert Hall in Manchester on Sunday 24 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Nils Frahm live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Shreya Ghoshal
O2 Apollo Manchester

Shreya Ghoshal at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Sunday 24 May 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
An Evening with Toto
O2 Apollo Manchester

An Evening with Toto at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Monday 25 May 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
Don McLean
Bridgewater Hall

Donald McLean famously known as don Mclean the famous American song writer and singer from New Rochelle New york famous for his album American pie containing hit songs like American pie and Vincent performed…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
Hozier
Albert Hall

Hozier at Albert Hall in Manchester on Monday 25 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Hozier live in the knowledge that youve…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
Hunter Hayes
Manchester Club Academy

Hunter Hayes at Manchester Club Academy in Manchester on Monday 25 May 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
RX Bandits Circa Survive
Sound Control

RX Bandits Circa Survive at Sound Control in Manchester on Monday 25 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch RX Bandits Circa Survive live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
Toto
O2 Apollo Manchester

Toto at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Monday 25 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Toto live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Needtobreathe
Ruby Lounge

Needtobreathe at Ruby Lounge in Manchester on Tuesday 26 May 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn Viagogo…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAY
Light In The Lens
St. Peter’s House,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionAs photographers we use light in our pictures to bring out the character in portraits the grain and texture in surfaces and to concentrate our gaze within the frame.…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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27
MAY
Moscow State Circus
Etihad Stadium

Promising their 'greatest ever production to date' the ever‐popular Moscow State Circus are a world‐renowned circus troupe where 'magnificent feats of human achievement' are the norm. Expect rogue clowns mucking around performers in high‐wires…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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